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Is it true that kiwifruit have more vitamin C than oranges?

Kiwifruit contain 59 mg of vitamin C per 100 g while oranges have 54 mg. So, eating a single kiwifruit or just one medium orange will supply you with more than the recommended adult daily intake of 40 mg of vitamin C. Raw blackcurrants are even better, averaging 200 mg of vitamin C per 100 g.

Once known as Chinese gooseberry, the kiwifruit is an acidic fruit with dark-green flesh and edible black seeds. It has a distinctive flavor and makes a conventional fruit salad more exciting.

Kiwifruit are ready to eat if they yeild slightly when lightly pressed. Cut the kiwifruit in half, scoop the flesh out with a teaspoon and eat it straight from the skin. Kiwifruit can also be peeled with a small sharp knife and cut into slices to add to fruit salads or use as a decoration for cakes and desserts.

07:22:57 on 02/05/07 by Webmaster - Questions and Answers -